Why we love it: The steady, well-graded climb leads you through forest, past small waterfalls, and ends at a scenic lake with mountain vistas.
When to go: Summertime. When it’s burning up at lower elevation, drive through the Boulder Canyon to this Eldora trail. Not only will...
July 29 2015, 8:30 AM
—Morgan Rachel Levy
Having poured everything into Dam Nation: How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine its Future (a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Award), Stephen Grace figured that—at least when it came to water—he was dry. But then filmmaker Jim Havey asked him to write the script for a...
Why we love it: A near-to-Denver, year-round hike that is ideal when you just can’t bear to fight I-70 ski traffic.
When to go: Right now. Really. (The weather forecast says the Denver area might see 70 degrees today.)
Rarely, it seems, do construction projects finish on time...
January 27 2015, 11:30 AM
—Photo by Matt Slaby
The author playing the uke with Steve Syzmansk, a Planet Bluegrass owner. (Image courtesy of Tim Benko)
With aching fingers and throbbing hands, I grip the small chisels, files, and rasps I need to carve the gentle curves of my ukulele’s neck. Then I sand the Acacia wood that makes up its body until it’s as smooth as a tumbled river rock. My body hurts from the intensity of building this miniature...
September 5 2014, 8:25 AM
The changing seasons mean that we're keen to keep a little more change in our pocket. Here, 10 ways to keep your bank balance up this month.
1. Hike: Fall Color Treks
Why you should go: There is only a (very) short amount of time when the mountains turn gold. Make sure to see it....
September 4 2014, 11:10 AM
Three bystanders take in a flooded ranch home near Dearfield. Photo by Marc Piscotty/ © 2013
It’s been a year. Remember those days, in September 2013, when the rain kept coming? When the rivers spilled their banks, when people lost their homes, their livelihoods, and even their lives? I visited Larimer County several times as I reported “The Rising,” and each time I was struck by the...
September 2 2014, 10:33 AM
—Photography by Matt Nager